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Old 10-20-2003, 12:31 AM
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I'm running on slicks for the first time this weekend in my stock 03 gt 5spd. I've run 14.03 with street tires.. any advice on how to better my times with slicks? </P>


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Old 10-20-2003, 02:33 AM
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<FONT face="Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=blue size=3>Exparament! From what I have seen and done 4 grand and a goood clutch foot will go a long way! You will burn up some clutch but those tires will hook up.</FONT>
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:44 AM
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4 grand!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! </P>


I launched at 1500 rpms and could pull no better than 2.5 60' last time at the track</P>
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Old 10-20-2003, 02:55 AM
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<FONT face="Times New Roman, Times, serif" color=blue size=3>Im no drag racer but that is how I launched a friends 302 pinto to a 10.95. He usually run in the area of 10.4 on 28x12 inch wrinklewalls.</FONT>
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Old 10-20-2003, 09:04 AM
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You are going to need alittle more revs to launch the car. Make sure you get them nice and warm before you stage. I hope you can brake stand or have linelock. 4 grand actually sound like a good number to try. I launch my GT at 3 grand with a littel feather and post 2.0 60foots. You might be hunting around for the best rev to drop it though. If you bog off the line more power, if you spin alot less power.4 grand does sound like a good place to start.
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:25 AM
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if you pull a 2.0 60 ft with slicks you need to go to the FRANK HOLLEY DRIVING SCHOOL *LOL*<img border="0" src=smileys/smiley8.gif border="0">
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:32 AM
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lolz vfast</P>


launching with slicks is a totally different feeling, You will have to try different rpms and different amounts of throttle in 1st gear to get it right for your car. 4k sounds like a good starting point, jsut see how it works for you. Be sure to heat the tires as per the manufacturers recommendations, some tires like a fat burnout and other will run slower if you burn them too much</P>
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Old 10-20-2003, 11:36 AM
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I think booging the engine will be more of a problem than tire spin..get you rrrrr's to where the engine bogs just a tad and then go in 100rpm increments up from there until it startes to spin out the hole write all this down after you find all this out start narrowing it down between the 2 point this will help you 60 foot time a ton
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Old 10-20-2003, 08:53 PM
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2.0 60footers??? Yep, its time for driving school! lol...
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Not on slicks guys on the stock tires. I guess I forgot to mention it.
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